Microsoft's current production model, the Surface Pro 4, impressed us in 2015 with its large screen, high resolution and slimmed-down design.
The device is likely to get upgraded with the latest Intel Kaby Lake processors, more storage, more RAM, improved Surface Pen, and probably a 4K display.
Microsoft did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Microsoft is to introduced a new Surface Pro-style hybrid next week - but it won't be a Surface Pro 5.
So we'll need to wait for Microsoft's event, presumably, to find out more.
In an interview with CNET, Panos Panay, the creator of the Surface brand and the lead of Windows Devices Group had recently said that there is no such thing as the Surface Pro 5. That would normally suggest that it is an entirely new tablet, which is not.
Here, a positive point is that Microsoft can make specification upgrades in the future also whenever necessary without high expectations, as it is dropping out on the numbering of the Surface Pro laptop-class tablets. Noticeably, there is no update which shows that the new model will be named Surface Pro 5. These include the keyboard, the stylus, and the mouse.
Even though we don't know much about the Microsoft Surface Pro, except for what it will look like, we do know that its accessories will become available in four different color versions.